trichlorfon

noun tri·chlor·fon \ (ˌ)trī-ˈklȯr-ˌfän \
variants: or less commonly trichlorphon

Definition of trichlorfon

: a crystalline compound C4H8Cl3O4P used especially as an insecticide

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Origin and Etymology of trichlorfon

tri- + chlor- + -fon (irregular from phosphonate, a salt derived from phosphine)


Medical Dictionary

trichlorfon

noun tri·chlor·fon
variants: also trichlorphon play \(ˈ)trī-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌfän, -ˈklȯ(ə)r-\

medical Definition of trichlorfon

: an organophosphate C4H8Cl3O4P used as a parasiticide in veterinary medicine

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